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Panel discusses impact of Affordable Care Act on patients, doctors, hospitals
Chico Enterprise Record

With the federal Affordable Care Act marking its fifth anniversary last month, Enloe Medical Center hosted a panel Thursday looking at the act’s impact on patient care, doctors and hospitals.

While about 23 million people have signed up for either private insurance or Medicare, panelist Amber Kemp of the California Hospital Association told the group of more than 50 that medical coverage doesn’t equal access.

“This is very concerning,” Kemp said. “We have some very serious access issues.”